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Stephen Colbert crashes Cubs game dressed as a hot dog vendor

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After trolling July’s Republican National Convention in full Caesar Flickerman garb, Stephen Colbert has crashed yet another highly publicized event, this time selling refreshments to the crowd at Wrigley Field during Saturday’s Chicago Cubs game.

The Late Show host attended the weekend match in disguise as a hot dog vendor named Donny Franks, even managing to sell a weenie to Cubs manager Joe Maddon. Clad in a bright blue vest, striped button-up, wig, and goatee, Colbert also interviewed Rocco Caputo, a 33-year concessions veteran at the ball park. Caputo was reportedly one of four men named Rocco working at the event, which Colbert quipped was the “most Chicago thing” he’d ever heard. 

The Chicago Tribune reports Colbert, who attended the nearby Northwestern University, was in town filming material for his CBS talk show ahead of making the surprise appearance at the game. 

Check out a few photos of Colbert in character below.

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